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COVID Campus Update: Change in Mandated Testing for Employees

Dear Campus Community,

We hope that you are enjoying what finally feels like a spring season!

St. Cloud State University is continuing to actively monitor the status of COVID in our community. Stearns County and Hennepin County are now at a medium COVID community level.  While we do not currently have a masking requirement on campus, anyone who wishes to wear a mask at any time is encouraged to do so, and should be supported in their decision to wear a mask. Stay connected for future updates.

As COVID conditions continue to evolve, we still strongly encourage all members of the campus community to remain diligent in protecting themselves and the pack. The CDC offers guidance for COVID safety, which includes recommendations on masking, social distancing, and testing. Both the CDC and MDH recommend vaccination as one of the most effective ways to protect against serious illness from COVID-19.

Change in State-Mandated Testing for Unvaccinated Employees  

We have been notified that MMB's policy requiring weekly testing for unvaccinated employees and student workers has been rescinded, as of 5/24/22. With this change, unvaccinated employees or student workers will no longer be required to test.

All students, faculty, and staff should continue to follow CDC and MDH recommendations on COVID-19 safety, including making use of testing and other precautions.

Testing Options  

Available Test Kits on Campus

  • St. Cloud State is providing an additional and limited supply of at-home test kits for employees and students. Kits are available at the Atwood information desk and the Administrative Services front desk while the supply lasts.  
  • Minnesotans are still able to order two test kits (for a total of four tests) per home through an online ordering system. Minnesota has secured 500,000 test kits (for a total of 1 million at-home tests) and the program will be available until all the test kits are ordered. 
  • Visit to request two test kits, or four total tests, per household. Tests will be available until the supply is exhausted.
  • The tests can be done at home and results are available within minutes, with no lab delivery required.  
  • Anyone can walk in or schedule an appointment for a test at one of the state’s free COVID-19 Community Testing sites or find a testing option near them through the state’s Find Testing Locations map.  

The St. Cloud Area Community Testing Site Has Moved to St. Cloud State Campus Through June  

The St. Cloud area COVID community testing site has relocated from the St. Cloud Armory to the St. Cloud State campus. This testing site is located in Sherburne Hall, on the main floor. St. Cloud State was able to sign a contract with the Minnesota Department of Health to host the testing site on campus through the end of June. The testing site is restricted to Sherburne Hall. Those seeking tests will not be moving through Garvey Hall or within other buildings on campus.

  • The SCSU community testing site is open to the public, and St. Cloud State employees and students.
  • Masking will be required in Sherburne Hall at the testing center, as this is a healthcare/testing facility. The community testing site will test people with symptoms. Employees and students who have symptoms can access the Sherburne Hall testing site to be tested. However, any employee or student who is experiencing symptoms should not report to their office/workspace or to a classroom.
  • The Sherburne Hall community testing center will be open Monday-Friday, from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., but will be closed on state holidays. Parking will be available in the A-2 lot between Sherburne and Case Halls. As MDH is renting this parking lot, a parking permit will not be required for parking in this lot for testing during the testing center hours.

St. Cloud State University encourages everyone to get vaccinated, and to be up to date on boosters. If you are not feeling well, get tested and stay home to rest and recover. We will continue to monitor campus and county conditions and communicate safety updates to our community.    

Bring Huskies Home Team

Dr. Dan Gregory
Dr. Kathryn Kloby
Jen Matzke
Dr. Brent Nielsen
Steve South
Dr. Katrina Rodriguez
Dr. Jason Woods
President Robbyn Wacker 

[April 24, 2022]

Past Messages

Update: Making Requirement ends Tuesday, March 15 (3/13/2022)

Bring Huskies Home update: Minnesota State updates guidance on masking, vaccination/testing requirements (3/2/2022)

Masking requirement remains, testing available after spring break (2/25/22)

Bring Huskies Home update on returning to campus (1/7/2022)

COVID-19 Update and Ongoing Campus Operations (12/30/2021)

Masking Required Beginning Aug. 5 (8/4/2021)

Campus Safety Status 5/24/2021

Campus Safety Status 5/21

Campus Safety Status 2/26

Campus Safety Status 1/8

Campus Safety Status 11/20

11/18/2020 Campus Safety Status (Scenario 3)

11/13/2020 Thanksgiving Guidelines for Students

10/16/2020 Change in Campus Safety Color (Scenario 1 to Scenario 2)

9/19/2020 Campus Safety Update

9/11/2020 Dashboard Availability

8/20/2020 Safety and Contact Information

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